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Largest US Consulate in Asia Set to Open in Hyderabad in Jan 2023

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According to media reports, the largest US Consulate in Asia is expected to open in Hyderabad in January 2023. The new US Consulate office, which will be built on 12.2 acres in the Financial District for $ 297 million, will have 54 visa interview windows to make visa processing easier and faster.

The United States Green Building Council will certify the new consulate office in Hyderabad (USGBC). When compared to non-certified buildings, the office is expected to use 81.72 per cent less water and 50 per cent less energy.

US Consulate in Hyderabad

The US Consulate General in Hyderabad, which opened in 2009, was the first US diplomatic office to open in India after independence. The US Consulate General in Hyderabad represents the US government’s relationship with the Indian states of;

  • Telangana
  • Andhra Pradesh, and
  • Odisha

The US consulate office is located in Paigah Palace, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet. A Paigah nobleman named Sir Vicar-ul-Umra constructed the historic structure. The palace is a two-story structure that sits on four acres of land.

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In the hierarchy of Hyderabad’s nobility, the Nizams family was second, followed by the Paigah family, who is renowned as the city’s top palace builders.

US Visa Delays & Longs Waiting Times

The new visa consulate office which is expected to make visa processing easier and faster will help the US Embassy a lot in getting rid of the visa delays and unbelieve long waiting times in India.

Notably, the current wait times for those who are not eligible for an interview for a US visa have reached an all-time high of 999 calendar days in Mumbai, 961 days in Delhi, 994 days in Hyderabad, 948 days in Chennai, and 904 days in Kolkata.

US Embassy/ConsulateVisa Wait Times
Mumbai999 Calendar Days
Delhi961 Calendar Days
Hyderabad994 Calendar Days
Chennai948 Calendar Days
Kolkata904 Calendar Days

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